Multicultural Student Programs
Multicultural Student Programs, a unit of the Office of Civic Engagement & Diversity, is committed to providing programs for students that encourage individual and identity development within their path towards becoming social change agents. We provide various programs which create safe environments to affirm and explore one’s identity.
We are committed to providing opportunities for diversity to be welcomed and applauded. Our programs will challenge you to interact with individuals who are different than yourself and we invite you to participate in the programs and services we offer.
Our Mission: Multicultural Student Programs provides students an inclusive environment with the goal of empowering students to explore social change through examining cultural identity, educating self and engaging others.
One method of embracing UNLV's commitment to nurture equality, diversity, and inclusiveness is through Identity Months which correspond with the national heritage and cultural months. UNLV's Identity Months serve as a learning and celebration guide in which specific identity programming is offered on campus to celebrate our nation, our campus, and ourselves.
- Sept 15 - Oct 15 - Latino Heritage Month
- October - LGBTQ Pride Month
- October 16 - disAbility Awareness Day
- November - Native American Heritage Month
- February - Black History Month
- March - Women's History Month
- April - Asian, Pacific Islander & Middle Eastern Heritage Month
Students Organizing Diversity Activities
Students Organizing Diversity Activities (SODA) is a student programming board responsible for the planning and implementation of programs recognizing cultural, heritage and awareness months (Latin@ Heritage, LGBT, Disability, Native American, Black History, Women's Herstory, Asian Pacific Island). SODA members are given the opportunity to create new programming ideas for each celebratory month by collaborating with other student organizations.
Join or contact SODA at:
No Stupid Questions
We all have questions and no question is stupid. Student panelists will briefly share their identities then allow attendees to anonymously ask any questions. A safe and open environment is created as each question is assumed to come from a place of curiosity and respect.
Ask questions at 5:00 p.m. in SU 213 on:
- Tuesday, September 30 - Latino panelists
- Tuesday, October 28 - disAbility panel
- Tuesday, November 13 - Native American panelists
- Tuesday, February 10 - Black panelists
- Tuesday, March 10 - Women panel
- Tuesday, April 21 - Middle Eastern panelists
Uncensored is UNLV's distinguished guest series featuring nationally recognized individuals who bring awareness to identity topics concerning equity, social justice and community.
Listen and be inspired on:
- Thursday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m. in SU 208
- Thursday, March 26 at 5:00 p.m. in SU 208
Rebel Meet Up
Rebel Meet Up is a diversity fair that provides students resources for success and an opportunity to connect with other students. UNLV offices, student organizations and local community groups are represented to inform students about their respective programs and services. Rebel Meet Up is geared toward all students (race, gender, ability, nationality, sexual orientation, etc.)
- Meet up with us on:
Tuesday, September 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in SU Ballrooms